Rockets And Robots

January 2, 2006 | Format: MP3

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: July 1, 2003
  • Release Date: January 2, 2006
  • Label: Springman Records
  • Copyright: 2003 Springman Records
  • Total Length: 37:49
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  • ASIN: B000QZQY8G
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #97,654 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Dennis Muldoon on December 21, 2004
Format: Audio CD
Is the independent music scene getting you down? Tired of having to choose between cynical, angst-filled adolescents screaming into microphones and I'm-hip-because-I'm sad emo kids crying on stage? Well relief has just entered this solar system in the form of the Phenomenauts' debut full-length, Rockets and Robots, released in 2003.

Formed 2000, the Phenomenauts have been rocking audiences for several years now and have built up a small army of `cadets' as they play throughout the Bay Area. With Rockets and Robots (since followed up by their sophomore album, Re-Entry), the Oakland based foursome has an opportunity to spread their vision of the future to a wider audience.

Happily living in the `50's version of the year 2000, complete with robots, space blasters and a rocket ship in every garage, the Phenomenauts' span the gap between 1950's rockabilly and modern pop-rock. While they mainly avoid political issues, focusing instead on having a good time, they do make a few statements. For example, in the opening track "The Year 2000", they express their disappointment in the apparent stagnation of our space program since the initial moon landing, saying "It's only time we wasted/ we reached the lunar surface/ its such a crime/ we gave up exploration/ we beat the soviets/ we just stopped trying." For the most part, however, they limit themselves to such important matters as partying ("Space Jamboree"), love ("Robot Love"), and the merits of living on planet Earth ("Earth is the Best"). They even follow the fifties-rock tradition of singing about their car, in "My Phenomanator" (imagine "Greased Lightnin'" about a spaceship and you've got the idea.)

Musically, this album has primarily a rockabilly sound, with the exception of a few songs.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Iommitron2000 on November 29, 2004
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"Rockets and Robots" may be the best debut album I've heard from any band ever. The Phenomenauts create an energetic, catchy, fun brand of music that can best be described as a mix of punk,'50s rock, and new-wave, with bits of surf, swing and possibly metal thrown in, all done with a retro-'50s Sci-Fi theme. The music is so good, from songwriting to musical ability (check out Commander Angel Nova's shredding solos, and Corporal JoeBot's "Billy Idol" howls), that anyone who appreciates any of the genres of music listed above, should truly love this CD. I also just bought their newly released 2nd album 'Re-Entry', and am happy to say it did the seemingly impossible by equalling and surpassing this totally awesome debut. If you like punk, rockabilly, new-wave, or surf, you will love this CD. If you love sci-fi, you will love this CD. Best of all, even if you aren't a big fan of these things (I'm mainly a rock and metal fan), you will still love the Phenomenauts. They are just that good. The Phenomenauts are an undeniably great band.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By erin B.B. on February 10, 2004
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The Phenomenauts are a killer band that'll have you skanking all day long! Once you've listened to Jamboree or 10,000 Light Years or Earth is the Best you can't stop. Their intergalactic theme is a refreshing slap in the face from all that mainstream out there. The Phenomenauts live to please and enjoi everything they do! These guys are SO AWESOME LIVE as well as on Rockets and Robots. Never miss a chance to see them because you'll miss dry ice, toilet paper, and BIG BALLS of Earth!
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By jake eisenamann on November 24, 2003
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Being not able to say that they are a huge fan of The Phenomenauts I am able to say that the work is not genius but pretty damn close. The Phenomenauts are a band that is a phenomenom that can only be captured in the bright lights of a club, where toilet paper is flying and the bassist is plucking his upright bass while the lead guitarist happens to be standing on it. They are a blast to see. The cd though has some things that bring back to the live show: in the song "Earth is the Best"the call and answer cries of "EARTH'S" " THE BEST", "EARTH'S" "THE BEST". You get the sensation of a club full of happy clubbers.
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